So you can imagine the shared horror and shock when one of the American Idol contestants admitted that he had NEVER heard "Let It Be" by the Beatles!!! How is that even possible in someone with a gift for music? Then another contestant comes along and isn't sure she's ever heard my favorite Beatles song, "She's Leaving Home". Wow - I knew the state of education in American was in crisis, but I had no idea it was THIS BAD!
So with apologies to Mary - who is the true musician, and an incredible musical talent - I have to list a few albums from my youth that I just think are a must listen. Please add to the list - I need to make sure I'm adequately educating my teenagers!
1 - Beatles - "White Album"
2 - Beatles - "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band"
3 - Beatles - "Rubber Soul"
4 - Carole King - "Tapestry"
5 - Michael Jackson - "Thriller"
6 - Rolling Stones - "Rewind (1971-1984)"
7 - The Who - "Quadrophenia"
8 - Pink Floyd - "The Dark Side of The Moon"
Yeah - The Beatles get three slots and the Rolling Stones get a greatest hits compilation. What can I say - we had good music - really good music.